Hey! I'm Leanna.

I'm Massachusetts-born and raised, have my heart stuck in Louisiana and currently split time between Upstate New York and Galicia (Spain). I'm an educator and writer intent on bringing awareness to the connections between climate breakdown and economic & racial injustice. I firmly believe empathy is an essential ingredient in powerful storytelling, and that powerful storytelling can shift public opinion and culture, shape policy and our world as we know it.

Over the past few years, I've gone hiking with public officials to chat about casinos and wind farms, conducted oral histories on the banana plantations of Honduras and documented the recent rise in youth climate activism across the world. I'm a regular contributor to Truthout and my work has appeared in The Guardian, Undark, Southerly, MLK50Yes! Magazine, Sierra Magazine, Outside Magazine, Hyperallergic Magazine and New England Public Radio. My stories have also been picked up by Common DreamsGrist and Salon, among others. I'm currently working on my first book project, which chronicles the international youth climate action movement before and after Greta Thunberg arrived on the scene.

As it happens, I'm also a swift and thorough copywriter and essay & manuscript editor. I like dreaming things up too. Let's collaborate!

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